Allergies or a head cold

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Hey ladies, Im not sure if its the changing of the seasons or if i am actually getting sick. My head is congested, my throat hurts, and well my body is just tired! What cold medicines are safe to take while youre pregnant? Liquid tylenol? EmergenC? I will definitely be stopping at the store on my way home from work today for something!
We are afraid that we both have a cold but I read that if your mucus is clear then it is allergies. I got Aerius from the pharmacy; it helped a little yesterday but today I feel terrible. My head feels like it is stuffed with wool and it feels heavy. My eyes sometimes bother me and I occasionally sneeze. Sometimes it is just too hard to think and it is taking me longer to think and sometimes even understand what someone is telling me.
Is anyone else having allergies right now? I keep thinking I have a cold but it seems to be more of allergies. I didn't know it was allergy season... weird!
I've never had bad allergies before. In fact I would only sneeze once in a blue moon. But for a few weeks now my eyes have been itching so bad and I would itch them to the point that I've already had two infections of my eyelid on the left side.It would swell my eyelid almost till my eye was shut. I have a pretty bad history of staph infections. Also the roof of my mouth has been itching and when it starts to itch it will get these hard lumps on one side at a time.
im sneezing alot,runny nose,stuffy nose,headache head hurts when i sneeze or cough and when i put my head down like if i bend my neck straight in front of me right now, didnt notice any other times.
I am not sure if I have a head cold, or if it's just my allergies. As of right now I am in the process of switching doctors so I can't really make an appointment since my records are still in the process of being reviewed and transferred. I have just been dealing with it but my nose is so stuffed and my eyes are all watery and red, I am miserable. I'm not sure what to take. I know that Benadryl is safe to take during pregnancy but I don't want the drowsy/lifeless feeling that comes with it.
Hi Ladies, I have some kind of cold or maybe just whacked out allergies. I wake up coughing my head off, stuffed up nose, and my ears are closed up. It is worse in the morning and night. I have read that the coughing won't hurt the baby. Trying to get to sleep is ridiculous. So far I'm just going with honey cough drops. I tried honey and lemon tea last night and that seemed to help me get to sleep. Just wondering what you guys think will help.
My doctor told me to stop taking birth control if I have these auras? I am not sure if I have a cold or allergies, but could that cause the dot. If not what is could cause the dot and do you think I should stop taking Birth control?
A lor of people prefer the bottle over a netti pot as the flow is a little stronger and does a better job cleaning as a result. You should do this at least twice a day and up to 5 times a day if you have a cold or more congestion than normal. If you spend some time outside, it is advised that you change your clothes and do a sinus rinse. My allergist does not recommend Claritin. She considers it a water pill or placebo - worthless.
frequently my cheeks get very hot and so do my ears it feels like im sitting in front of a heater but my hands and toes are freezing cold and the rest of my body is normal tempeture and the other night i used a thermometer on my forhead and it was 97.3F then i checked my cheeks and it was 99.9F my cheeks and ears were red and really hot so i would like to know what you think the cause of that might be or why that happens? as well i've been having a lot of migraines...
I'm 8 weeks and have a head cold with sinus congestion. Sore throat and such. Looking for some home remedies or opinions on what to help.
botax - lasted 1 1/2 weeks, steroids - one week, traction - 2 weeks relief each month. Food allergies a month - took a blood test and restricted a ton of food items. Seems to help but not sure. Today is day 6 of my headache. They usually last 4 days after I eat something wrong. Why could the other treatments relieve the pain and I could eat whatever? Do I really have food allergies? If I exercise with a headache, the headache lasts longer. I also wear a splint at night for TMJ.
Since lumpectomy/sentinal node biopsy for breast cancer mid-December 2008, I have been keeping a daily journal. The first notation regarding "freezing cold and cannot warm up" appears in January. Following surgery, I had unusual and continuing pain issues. After three weeks, Doctor diagnosed neuropathy from sentinal incision down approx. three inches, prescribed Gabapentin to try to relieve symptoms - pain meds ineffective.
I'm a FTM, currently 14wks. I think I've gotten the flu or a cold from someone either at work or home. I'm just wondering how dangerous it can be? I've got two extremely stuffy nostrils, what feels like a swollen throat, my head feels like it's got a bunch of pressure on it and most of my muscles are really achy and sore. I'm asking cause I'm just not to sure if I should go to the hospital..
Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! Many a times an allergy starts in reaction to heat or cold. What you have is probably cholinergic urticaria. Exercise, hot baths, tight clothes, spicy food, emotional stress and fever can all cause this. Once this is identified, avoiding the reason can take care of the problem. Sometimes rapid cooling of the body can prevent an attack. Antihistamines also help. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.
It started out with clear mucus, but since yesterday has turned yellow with blood in it, especially in the mornings. I also feel bad, but have had no fever. I get cold easily. Is this just a cold or a sinus infection? I know my immune system is low because I had tongue cancer surgery this past May, with a nasal feeding tube initially put in after surgery, and a trach also. The next week I had a PEG tube put in because of difficulty swallowing and got it out Oct. 4.
When it goes into an infection I get the same symptoms that one would if you had the flu. Hot cold severe headache nausea it can be painful just to hold my head upright. The postnasal drip clogs my nose so I use nasal washes for that. The Post nasal drip goes into my lungs. During the initial days I do a lot of coughing and I work on loosening the phlegm because it feels asthough it is plastered to my lungs.
Just recently he has had alot of yogurt (3 small ones a day). All of a suuden I had a little boy I could not contol (day or night!) We tried everything, however, it recently dawnd on me about the increase in milk. Four days ago, I ttok milk out of his diet completely. He's sleeping and not screaming tantrums for the first time in 4 months.
I have been without the alcohol for 2 years, but now it is this ****. If I do go cold turkey, should I check into a hospital or something?
That's what seems to have happened to me. I just can't get it out of my head that this might be ARS. It seems weird that I'd get a cold in the summer, plus the way the cold came on (no congestion etc for 2 days) is odd. But if I have a "flu-like" virus, maybe that would explain why it took 2 days to get the normal cold symptoms? And if ARS symnptoms vary so widely, maybe that's why my "flu-like" symptoms are so mild/non-existent.
it's hard to say if it's a sinus infection or cold. usually, sinus infections begin as a cold or minor infection, and then progress to the secondary sinus infection. how many days has it been? some tips- drink lots and lots of fluids. this will help thin the mucous and maybe get some of that stuff out of your head. i am assuming that at least part of your headaches can be contributed to sinus pressure and congestion. a humidifier, especially at night should help, as would sleeping propped up.
could be a scratch from the chips maybe. i have had a cold since the day after christmas and still coughing. but just a cold. the flu you would feel sick and have aches and pains everywhere. i took mucinex. seems to have helped just cant get over it. i did go to my doctor and got a steroid shot. but most of my problemwas my throat and i lost my voice. it is probably drainage. but if you are worried i would call my doctor or go in to see him.
Getting a cold or the influenza virus is nothing to do with being pregnant. It is just coincidental that you have experienced this at the beginning of each of your pregnancies. We catch colds and flu when our immune system is lowered and we have been exposed to the airborne virus by people coughing and sneezing. Germs are also passed by they hands and if the virus is on your hands and you touch your eyes, you will have contaminated yourself by that way too.
I got a sinus infection after my last surgery, about a year ago. I didn't have a high temperature but had a runny nose like you. I also had things coming out of my nose, like Rumpled.(That was funny) I had to do two rounds of antibiotics and use saline rinses. In all, it did take a few months to fully recover.And yes I worked with my ENT during this. I hope that you feel better soon.
I think you should consult with your dr. Many people mistake allergies for a cold. I would suspect that your allergies are more severe than you think. Another option would be acid reflux which can cause sinus and asthma symptoms. You need to see a dr for an accurate diagnosis and then work from there.
hi,this is ritesh(21),sir whenever i have cold water or tomato sauce or anyartifical chatni or colddrinks,i get cold easily,further it intensifies ,therewill continuos watering from my nose,one or two times in a day it happens that iwill start sneezing ,this is the most disastrous part,my head will startspinning at this time,i would not be able to concentrate on anything,it happensfor around 15 minutes and then it will go away.my throat will startpaining....
I'm due any day now and I've had my share of colds,allergies,etc through out this whole thing. Try wrapping a hot towel or heating pad around your throat for awhile. Popsicles seem to help too. Drink plenty of water. Hot lemon tea (caffeine free) with honey helps as well. Avoid triggers such as perfume,hairspray,etc. These only make the coughing worse. Look up herbal or home remedies on line...some are really good. My grandmother was a believer in mustard packs lol.
Hi, Just wondering if anyone's doggy has suffered from allergies with sneezing and somewhat of a cough. . . Told to give him Benadryl. . . Are we able to give him Claritin or something similar???? Any other remedy for him avail, I know, no chicken soup for him . . . .
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